December 26th, 2012
02:27 AM ET

Southern storms to continue after damaging tornadoes

The powerful storms that pounded the South will continue Wednesday, a day after tornadoes ripped through several states

The dangerous thunderstorms that packed house shaking winds and left two people dead on Christmas were expected to move eastward Wednesday hitting Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida and much of the Eastern seaboard, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday's expected severe storms are "capable of producing more widespread damaging wind gusts and have the potential for tornadoes," the weather service said.

Many in the South know all too well about tornadoes, as a slew of them turned Christmas into a fright fest.

David Saraceno spotted something ominous forming Tuesday as he sped down I-165 in Mobile County in Alabama. He was traveling with his wife and 1-year-old daughter to visit family when he saw the twister on the side of the road. His wife videotaped it.

"It looked like it was about two miles away from us," said Saraceno. "I put the pedal to the floor to try and get out of harm's way but it seemed to be getting closer and closer."

Panicked, Saraceno got off the interstate near the town of Chickasaw, drove in a different direction and then turned around to go home. He couldn't go see family in that weather.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Down with tornadoes!

    The headline sounds like the tornadoes got damaged by the storms. Good. Those bad ole tornadoes probably had it coming.

    December 26, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ Philip you need to get over yourself! Why would any of us apologize to you of all people? Youve been the king of crap for so long , that you expect everyone is gonna just believe everything you say huh? And what updates are you expecting anyway? There was only ONE s h o o t e r! Not 3 like you keep insisting on, and i will NOT apologize to you for not believing differently on your say so simply because YOU said it!

    December 26, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    South and midwest good places to live in after a storm hits, compared to portions of east coast that is.
    At least they in South and midwest know their power water and sewers will only be down for a bit, not months like in the east.

    December 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |

    No more storms

    December 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cindy


    December 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anandh

    The south is an interesting place to be with respect to the weather. You never know what might happen...A tornado, a hail storm, a torrential downpour...Having lived there for 5 years, the weather patterns remind you of the force of nature..Plus I miss the good old sweet iced tea and southern hospitality..

    January 2, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |